Cannibalistic roots

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Jan 172017
 
A cave painting in Alicante
ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Valencia University (UV) have found proof that the Marina Alta’s prehistoric inhabitants occasionally ate human flesh. The experts confirmed in the US publication, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, that they had found “evidence of cannibal behaviour amongst groups of hunter-gatherer groups in the western Mediterranean during the Mesolithic era.”…

Benifaio: Man arrested after stabbing his daughter in back and chest

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Jan 162017
 
ARRESTED: The assailant has been jailed pending a court appearance.
A 49-YEAR-OLD man brutally stabbed his three-year-old child before handing himself into police in Benifaio, Valencia Province. The shocking incident took place around 11am on Sunday, January 15, at a private home on Avenida Caixa d’Estalvis. After stabbing his young daughter in the back and chest, the Ethiopian man calmly…

Council renews animal shelter funding

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Jan 162017
 
La Nucia Gatera which opened in December; Bethlehem Nuñez and Bernabe Cano renewing the agreement
LA NUCIA Council has agreed funding of €40,000 for a further year for the town’s animal shelter. Bethlehem Nuñez, president for the Protectora of Animals in La Nucía and Bernabé Cano, mayor, have renewed the annual financial agreement that has been in place from 2006 when the shelter opened. Since…

Football stars hit Benidorm complex

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Jan 142017
 
SCHALKE 04: Trained at the Camilo Cano ground.
BUNDESLIGA team Schalke 04 recently trained at La Nucia’s sports complex. Hundreds of spectators including many children came to watch Markus Weinziern’s team during the first two-hour session of their winter training programme. The German side has spent eight days in Benidorm, preparing for the second half of the Bundesliga…

Serbian suspected of Spanish killing arrested in Macedonia

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Jan 122017
 
Macedonian police car.
AN international manhunt has found a well-known criminal accused of the manslaughter of one man and the wounding of another in Macedonia. The 30-year-old Serbian identified as LD was wanted by the Spanish authorities for the manslaughter nine years ago of an Indian citizen and the wounding of his brother…

Tragedy as British climber falls to death in Polop

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Jan 122017
 
PENYO ROC: The victim was climbing.
A BRITISH MAN aged between 45 and 50 has died after a fall while climbing at Penyo Roc in Polop. The fatal victim was climbing with a companion in the El Raco de les Tovaines area and fell approximately 45 metres and, although still alive when he was rescued, he…

Search for English grandfather missing in Benidorm

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Jan 122017
 
MISSING: Allen Varley.
A FAMILY have launched a desperate search for a grandfather who vanished mysteriously in Benidorm on Thursday, January 5. Allen Varley has now been missing for almost a week having last been seen at around 9pm, having left his relatives to use the toilet in the Ambassador Playa Hotel. He…

Health care unions row over staffing issues

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Jan 122017
 
In the two examples cited, doctors from health centres and clinics had to leave other patients to go with the emergency cases to the hospital.
UNIONS representing emergency service workers have complained that a major hospital was left without sufficient medical cover over the festive period. In one incident a patient was having a heart attack but had to be accompanied to hospital by a doctor who, it is claimed, was not sufficiently trained to…

Unexpected bounty

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Jan 112017
 
Javea will receive €634,909 from the Hacienda.
THIRTY-SEVEN municipalities in Alicante province started 2017 with a €4.7 million windfall from Spain’s taxman, Hacienda. The Treasury headed miscalculated the amounts that had to be returned after the European Court of Justice and Spain’s Supreme court ruled in 2014 that the “Health Cent” charged on fuel was illegal. Hacienda…

Altea: Jihadist will stand trial, says judge

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Jan 102017
 
SEARCHED: Police also raided cousin’s shop
ANOUAR MERABET, arrested in Altea last October, will stand trial for belonging to the Islamist terrorist group Daesh. He and Abdelilah Migou, who was arrested in Morocco during the same joint operation, used the social media to recruit and indoctrinate, said National High Court judge Eloy Velasco. The jihadists used…
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